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Expert in Bioscience, Pharma, Biotechnology, Research, Publications, Funding

Expert ID: 731004 Canada

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Expert (President, Toronto Bioscience Consulting Group) is professor and an established researcher with international reputation in cardiovascular disease and diabetes. He is recipient of academic awards from Canadian
Diabetes Association, the Province of Ontario, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario. His peer-reviewed research funds have come from Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian
Diabetes Association and Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, Korean Ministry of Education Science & Technology and AstraZeneca. Studies have resulted in publications in leading journals including Diabetes, Nature Reviews
Cardiology, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Endocrinology and Cell Metabolism. He has also served as Chief Scientific Officer and Diabetes Group Leader at
Institut Pasteur Korea, a world-leading translational research institute.

“Toronto Bioscience Consulting Group demonstrated the high level of integrity, honesty, and professionalism in consulting services that were focused in the world of life sciences and diagnostics. The services were exceptionally helpful for the directions of our sales strategies and management of pipeline which we would not have been able to accomplish on our own. “

SI Healthcare Ltd.
“We have opened up new product areas and revenue streams based on astute advice from Toronto Bioscience Consulting Group. Our interactions with TBCG were gratifying and I strongly recommend their services. “


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1994 Degree: PhD Subject: Molecular Pharmacology Institution: University of Glasgow
Year: 1990 Degree: BSc Subject: Pharmacology Institution: University of Glasgow

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Owner and operator.
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities: Research, administration, teaching.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2003 to 2008 Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health research Role: Committee member and reviewer Description: Peer-review of operating grant applications.
Years: 2005 to 2005 Agency: FRSQ (Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec) Role: Description: Chair of on-site review committee (Diabetes institute initiative)

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2008 to 2012 Country / Region: Korea Summary: Chief Scientific Officer and Diabetes Group Leader - Institut Pasteur Korea.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Canadian Diabetes Association
Professional Appointments
Diabetes Frontiers in Cellular Endocrinology

American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism

Fonds de la recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ) on-site review committee

CIHR operating grants (Metabolism) review panel

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada grant review committee

Canadian Diabetes Association grant review committee

Canadian Diabetes Association personnel awards review committee
Awards / Recognition
Canadian Diabetes Association Scholar
Premiers Research Excellence Award
Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator
Heart & Stroke Foundation Career Investigator
Publications and Patents Summary
He has consistent reputation of publishing in top high impact journals every year.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Seminars by Expert include: Society for Heart & Vascular Metabolism Annual Meeting, Oxford, UK
International Symposium on Adiponectin Biology and Medicine, Hokkaido, Japan
Montreal Heart Institute, Canada
Korean Association for Study of Obesity Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea.
Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, Dept Metabolic Medicine, Singapore
6th Annual Changsha Diabetes and Immunology Symposia, Hunan, China
American College of Cardiology Conference, Atlanta, USA
European Association for the Study of Diabetes Conference, Stockholm, Sweden

Vendor Selection
Partnerships with Diamed Lab Supplies, Genolution, Antibody & Immunoassay Services (AIS) and SI Healthcare Ltd.
Marketing Experience
Pharmaceutical R&D (especial knowledge of South Korea).
Other Relevant Experience
• Editing and assessment of manuscripts & research grant applications
• Introduction to expert networks for collaboration
• R&D project evaluation and advising spanning assay design & development, preclinical testing and clinical trials
• Advising on current health research trends and future strategies
• Evaluation of project proposals on new healthcare or R&D initiatives

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French & Korean French - reading is satisfactort but conversation difficult. Korean - basic everyday usage.

Fields of Expertise

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